Tuesday, July 27, 2010

If There Had Been Ten: 2000

The Nominees:

1. Gladiator
2. Traffic
3. Erin Brockovich
4. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
5. Chocolat

The Next Five:

6. Almost Famous
7. Billy Elliot
8. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
9. Wonder Boys
10. Cast Away


11. You Can Count On Me
13. Sunshine
14. U-571
15. Meet the Parents
16. The Contender
17. The Patriot
18. Quills
19. Pollock
20. Before Night Falls 

Commentary: In still one of the most atrocious shockers of the last decade, Almost Famous missed the cut at five, but I have no doubt that it would have easily made it in with ten. Billy Elliot managed a nod for Stephen Daldry, whose movies are beloved by the Academy, if The Reader got in, then Billy Elliot definitely would have gotten in with ten nods. O Brother, Where Art Thou? is another entry in the Coen Bros arsenal, so I refer back to the argument that if A Serious Man could get a nod, then any of their other movies could, and this one was hilarious. The last two spots proved to be trouble, because there weren't a lot of great movies to choose from. Wonder Boys had an all star cast and managed a writing nod, so I went with it. Finally, Cast Away was a big hit, starring the great Tom Hanks, and could have been the blockbuster to get in.

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